DESE Vocational Training Program Eligibility Requirements

Training assistance

  Gamm, Incorporated provides financial assistance for tuition and on-the-job training to applicants in fifteen counties in Northeast Missouri who meet age, residency and taxable income requirements, and show an "ability to benefit" as evidence by a comprehensive assessment and interview.    Participants will receive one-on-one case management and follow-up visits to assist in identification of barriers or additional resources.  


  • You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. 
  • You must be a resident of one of the following counties for at least six months: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby or Sullivan. 
  • You must meet the following income eligibility requirements: 

         Claimed                Taxable income 

      dependents             on prior year's 

    (including self)         Federal  Tax form                         


                 1                     $17,280 

                 2                     $21,600 

                 3                     $25,920  

                 4                     $29,376 

                 5                     $32,832 

                 6                     $36,288 

                 7                     $39,744  

                 8                     $41,472  

*A copy of your parents’ Federal Income Tax Return and W-2 Forms for the previous year must also be submitted if you 

  • are under 21 years of age and are unmarried, 
  • have no dependents 
  • are not legally emancipated 
  • or were claimed as a dependent on your parents’ tax return for the preceding year 

If you are requesting tuition assistance and have already completed part of your education or training, you must have attained a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for assistance. If you are a first time student, assessment results may determine your eligibility.  


Tuition Assistance for Full-Time Students 

Gamm, Incorporated may provide tuition assistance for full-time enrollment in a one- or two-year vocational technical program at an approved vocational technical education institution in the following amounts: 

1- Year Program - Maximum of 50% of tuition (reimbursement not to exceed $4,000) 

2- Year Program - Maximum of 50% of tuition for the first year (reimbursement not to exceed $4,000) 

                              - Maximum of 50% for the second year (reimbursement not to exceed $3,000) 

Tuition Assistance for Over Income Dislocated Workers 

Dislocated workers who are over income guidelines, but are eligible for training assistance under WIOA regulations, are eligible for partial tuition assistance. The amount available is one-half of the amount that would be awarded if income guidelines were met: 

1-year program - Maximum of 25% of tuition (reimbursement not to exceed $2,000) 

2-year program - Maximum of 25% of tuition for the first year (reimbursement not to exceed $2,000) 

                             - Maximum of 25% for the second year (reimbursement not to exceed $1,500) 

Employment Assistance


Gamm, Incorporated can help 

Employment Services

Resume Writing Assistance

Interviewing Assistance

Basic Employment Skills Training

Job Search Assistance

Labor Market Information

Basic Skills and Interest Assessment

Preparation for Post-Secondary Education

Career Guidance and Counseling Services

Adult Education Assistance

Contact us if you need assistance with:

  • College Readiness
  • Career Readiness
  • Employment Test
  • High School Remediation
  • Military Exam

Gamm, Incorporated will offer free academic assessments and one-on-one tutoring to individuals who desire academic remediation, improved employability skills, promotional exams, college readiness and high school equivalency test prep.